The Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences is known nationally for its amazing choir, which has performed at the White House and on national TV. But DAAS made headlines of a different sort earlier this year when it announced that it will start paying some certified teachers $100,000 a year. WHAT? How are they doing this? How will they sustain it? What's been the reaction? And how can other schools do this? We got all the insights from DAAS' Maurice Morton and Lawrence Hood. They're thinking and hoping this is the future of education in Michigan. If you're an educator or a policymaker, this is a can't-miss episode.
Bernita Bradley of Detroit, the Parent Voice Director of the National Parent Union.
Kayla Campbell, elementary educator and literacy specialist at Creative Technologies Academy, a charter school in Cedar Springs. (On break for this episode.)
Julie Bucholtz, Academic Assessment Specialist at the Lake Superior State University Charter Schools office in Sault Ste. Marie.
Dan Quisenberry, President of the Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA).